LINGUIST List 4.509

Tue 29 Jun 1993

Sum: Finnish-English Dictionaries

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  1. Steven Schaufele, Sum.: Finnish-English dictionary

Message 1: Sum.: Finnish-English dictionary

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1993 20:44:29 Sum.: Finnish-English dictionary
From: Steven Schaufele <>
Subject: Sum.: Finnish-English dictionary

A little while ago, i posted a query soliciting recommendations for good
Finnish-English dictionaries. I got 14 responses, and would like to thank:

Laurie Bauer, James E. Cathey, Sheila Embleton, Helena Halmari, Timo
Haukioja, Pirkko Kukkonen, Jouko Linstedt, Diane Nelson, Richard Ogden,
Tapani Salminen, Taina Saarinen, Larry Trask, Trond Trosterud, and Helena

Nine people recommended a (literally) large dictionary published (most
recently apparently in 1988) by Werner Doserstrom Osakeyhtio:

Hurme, Raija, Riita-Leena Malin, & Olli Syvaoja. Uusi suomi-englanti
suursanakirja. Porvoo: Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio. ISBN: 951-0-12157-6
and 951-0-12158-4. xxiv + 1446 p. (apparently in two volumes,
Finnish-English and English-Finnish)

There were seven recommendations for a somewhat smaller (492 p.?)
dictionary published (most recently 1989?):

Wuolle, Aino. Suomalais-englantilainen opiskelusanakirja/Finnish-English
Study Dictionary.
published in various places by various houses, including Werner Soderstrom
Osakeyhtio and Holt, Reinhart, & Winston.

(9 + 7 > 14; some people recommended both)

There is, not surprisingly, a significant price difference between these
two. The Hurme, Malin, & Syvaoja work normally runs over US$100, which
places it outside my reach at this time. So i'm now tracking down the
Wuolle dictionary, for which my informants quote prices ranging from

Again, thanks to all respondents.
Dr. Steven Schaufele c/o Department of Linguistics
712 West Washington Ave. University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801 4088 Foreign Languages Building
 707 South Mathews Street
217-344-8240 Urbana, IL 61801
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